EAST HARRIS COUNTY — The grand opening that was initially delayed by COVID-19, and then further by Hurricane Nicholas, finally took place on Friday, Oct. 22 at San Jacinto College’s newest campus – Generation Park. The event has been years in the making, but well worth the time and effort for those celebrating the fifth and most northern campus for San Jac. Faculty, administration, board members, community members, and other supporters gathered together on the beautiful 57-acre campus to participate in the ribbon cutting for the 55,000 square-foot facility that opened to students in fall of 2020.
“I am very excited to be here today,” said San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “Despite the delays of the official grand opening, the Generation Park campus has been serving the needs of the northern part of our taxing district for more than a year now. This campus is an asset to the community by bringing top-notch, nationally recognized education options to the Generation Park area. We are excited about the future graduates at this campus.”
The facility houses general education and academic classes, focusing on the needs of students looking to transfer to a four-year college or university. And beginning in the fall of 2021, Generation Park began workforce training solutions with the launch of Fundamentals of Supervision Academy. Generation Park leaders continuously meet with established and emerging industry partners to determine how the campus can assist with professional development needs in the areas of business operations, supply chain management, and entrepreneurship.